On June 3, a landslide closed the road to Grandjean Campground, trailhead and dispersed camping areas beyond the Sawtooth Lodge. According to a press release from the Sawtooth National Forest, that was the result of heavy spring rains on slopes burned in the Wapiti Fire last fall.
Due to the saturated soils, repair work has been delayed, but the forest construction and maintenance crew will begin working on clearing the road. Due to the sheer amount of debris, it’s estimated that it will take two weeks to open the road.
The Sawtooth National Forest Facebook page will be used to advise the public on when the road is open. The Boise National Forest will also be updating the public on its Facebook page.
For more information, contact the Stanley Ranger Station at 208-774-3000.